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New Products from Tahiti!

Vainui, our Tahitian Intern, received the first shipment of Tahitian Products, which she has now displayed in the store.  These include coconut oils, soaps, and shampoos in amazing island fragrances.  The coconut oils are the kind that have to be warmed slightly in order for them to be applied, but have a wonderful soothing effect! Share...

Welcome to our new Summer Intern!

My name is Vainui. I’m from Tahiti, and I study in a business school there.  I’m here in Santa Cruz for a 2 months’ internship at Island Home and Garden that I was able to obtain thanks to Amy Culver, who’s my mom’s friend. I arrived at Island Home and Garden in the middle of the graduation week (which is one of the busiest weeks of the year) but it wasn’t a big deal for me because I know how to make leis, both crown or haku, because I used to dance in a Tahitian dance group, where we have to make our whole costumes with flowers, leaves, seashells, and other natural materials. So during this busy week I made a special lei that a customer ordered for his daughter, and a crown for a lady. I’m very glad that I could be of help. For now, my main goal for this internship is to make contact with some Tahitian companies so that I could import products to make a Tahitian corner in the Island Home and Garden store. So be ready, the Tahitian corner is coming soon, and I know you will like it! Share...